Taxonomy Troubles Webquest Rubric



Name of Organism: __________________________________

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  Order
2
Class
3
Phylum
4
Kingdom
5
Score
Introduction Does not give any information about organism. Gives very little information. Gives too much information--more like a summary. Presents a concise lead-in to the report about their organism.
Research Does not answer any questions suggested in the template. Answers some questions. Answers some questions and includes a few other interesting facts. Answers most questions and includes many other interesting facts.
Purpose/Problem Does not address an issue related to scientific classification. Addresses a scientific classification issue which is unrelated to research. Addresses an issue somewhat related to research. Addresses a real issue directly related to research findings.
Procedure Not sequential, most steps are missing or are confusing. Some of the steps are understandable; most are confusing and lack detail. Most of the steps are understandable; some lack detail or are confusing. Presents easy-to-follow steps which are logical and adequately detailed.
Presentation Missing assigned information and inaccurate. Complete, minor inaccuracies. Complete, accurate, some additional information provided. Complete many additional areas provided.
Conclusion Presents an illogical explanation for findings and does not address any of the questions suggested in the template. Presents an illogical explanation for findings and addresses few questions. Presents a logical explanation for findings and addresses some of the questions. Presents a logical explanation for findings and addresses most of the questions.
Grammar & Spelling Very frequent grammar and/or spelling errors. More than two errors. Only one or two errors. All grammar and spelling are correct.
Creativity Lacks creativity. Some creativity with creating organism involved. Creativity involved. Creativity throughout entire project.
Timeliness Report handed in more than one week late. Up to one week late. Up to two days late. Report handed in on time.
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